Trash & Recycling

For new residents, please contact the Health Department for setting up trash and recycling service.

 Curbside Trash Pickup Toter Tips

  • Place your cart a the curb for collection with the arrow on the lid pointing towards the street.
  • Do not overload the cart*.  Any trash or recycle toters that are overstuffed in any manner will not be emptied.  Lids must be completely closed.
  • Keep the cart lid closed when your toter is not in use.
  • Do not store your cart near a furnace, fireplace, grill, or other heat source.
  • Clean your cart out periodically with water.  Afterwords, be sure to empty all water from the bottom of the container and allow to dry.
*Yellow City pay-as-you-throw bags to dispose of extra trash may be purchased and placed curbside next to your toter.  Please do not place yellow bags in or on your toter. 

*If you have excess trash and/or recyclables, you may obtain a transfer station sticker to dispose of the overflow.

You can report missed Trash, Recycling or Yard Waste pickups 24/7, call the Health Department at 978-630-4013 and leave a voicemail or submit your request here.  After submitting the online form, please leave your trash or recycling toter or yard waste bags/barrels curbside for retrieval until you receive an email from the BOH. Missed services need to be reported within 2 days of your pickup day. 

Trash & Recycling Calendar

Curbside Pickup Trash & Recycling Calendar
The Board of Health would like to remind residents the importance of smart recycling. What you put in your bin matters!  The Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health determine which items are recyclable curbside, which may change throughout the year as the recycling market makes changes. 

For the most current information visit

Additional resources for items not recycled curbside: 

2019 Yard Waste

April 3rd will start the new year of yard waste pick up curbside.  Yard waste is picked up the first full week of each month during the months of April -October. In November there are two weeks of yard waste pickup, the first full week and the third week of the month.
  • April 2 -5
  • May 7 - 10
  • June 4 – 7
  • July 9 – 12
  • August 6 - 9
  • September  2 - 6
  • October 1- 4
  • November 4 - 8, and November 18 - 22
  • January 7 - 10, Christmas Tree Pickup

Paint Disposal

The Paint Shed is currently closed. Dried-out latex paint cans with lids off may be placed in your curbside toter or can be disposed of as part of a trash volume load at the Transfer Station (annual sticker required)  Other paint products can be disposed of at Hazardous Household Waste Collections Days.